The Audi TT 8J has been virtually heaped over with awards for its design, performance and durability. Drive gave it the inaugural Car of the Year Award; Top Gear named it Coupé of the Year; Fifth Gear awarded it Car of the Year; Autobild awarded it Most Beautiful Car; and it made the finals in the World Car of the Year. The TT also won the What Car? Award for Best Coupé of The Year for six consecutive years from 2007. With the 8J remaining in production between 2006 and 2014, the lighting technology used in these cars is however 15 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7/H7 halogen and D1S/D1S xenon headlights made by AL.
The halogen version features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Bi-xenon setups feature a 3.0-inch projector designed in the late 90s, which is known to lose its reflective layer right to the point where it becomes black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Audi TT 8J is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H7 halogen and D1S/D1S xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Audi TT 8J xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Audi TT 8J will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.